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Stretch It: Extended Puppy

Take a break to stretch your spine and shoulders with this relaxing stretch. Not only does it make your spine feel longer and your shoulders more open, but relaxing your head to the floor also helps relieve stress and tension.

This stretch looks a little sexier than others I've posted, so maybe do this one when you have a little privacy. To learn how, keep reading.

  • Stand on your hands and knees with your shoulders over your wrists and your hips directly above your knees.
  • From here, walk your hands out about two feet or so away from you and slowly lower your chest to the floor. You want your hips to remain over your knees, so adjust your hands accordingly. Rest your forehead on the mat, but if you want a deeper stretch, rest your chin. It's OK if your chest doesn't reach the floor. It all depends on how flexible you are (and how well-endowed).
  • Stay like this for 30 seconds, breathing deeply into your spine. To release, lift your chest and walk your hands in.
Join The Conversation
Spiderlove Spiderlove 8 years
I do this all the time... so does my dog! We call it "Stretchy Dog Bridge".
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 8 years
I am gone to try that.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 8 years
I love this stretch - I do it before I go to bed and I find it really relaxes my muscles.
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